Museum Closed for Internal Improvements
January 14-February 4
The museum will re-open on Tuesday, February 5 and all your favorite BCM family activities return for the 2019 season. Chippie's Sensational Science Labs resume the second week of each month, starting Tuesday, February 12. Tot Tuesdays! are back on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning February 19. Take a break, pack a lunch and learn some local history at our Brown Bag Luncheons beginning Thursday, February 21.
Give a Holiday Gift to the Community
As you wrap all of your gifts to friends and family, please consider one more - to BCM's 2018 Annual Fund. Through our educational programming and exhibits, we transform lives and connect people to our community. Last year, we served nearly 41,000 people, almost 20,000 of them youth. Your donation in any amount will help us continue our mission of preserving the history, culture and heritage of Northern Kentucky. It will also support the launch of Crawford’s Curators in Training, a hands-on learning experience where students will handle and research actual artifacts, design and install exhibits and, in the process, develop a deep appreciation for and excitement about the communities in which they live.
To donate, please visit http://bcmuseum.org/support-us/be-an-angel.
Or mail your contribution to:
Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park Covington, KY 41011.
Burial Practices of Iron Age Celts with Amanda Andrews
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6- 7 p.m.
A characteristic of Iron Age Britain is a lack of burial evidence, leading some to argue in favor of water deposition to account for the missing population. This study will investigate the strength of this argument through a cross-cultural comparison with Viking and modern-day Hindu burial practices to analysis ideological significance of watery contexts. In addition, this study will explore the ideological significance of Iron Age bog bodies to provide further context to water deposits. The concept of liminality associated with watery contexts will be explored as a link to burial practices of Iron Age Britain and Ireland.
Two Headed Calf Awards 2019 Nomination Application
Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Two-Headed Calf Awards recognize that very often true excellence rests with those who demonstrate achievement beyond a single contribution. Just as two heads are better than one, so, too, is the service of the people these awards honor.
The awards will be presented at a banquet on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom. Reservations for the banquet can be made by contacting the museum at 859-491-4003.
One of the three awards will celebrate exceptional service to learning. Nominees for this award can be an individual (a student, a parent, a teacher, a principal, an administrator or a volunteer), a school or even a school district. The history award honors a resident who has contributed to the preservation and understanding of our regional or state history. The community award is a tribute to a citizen who has embraced community service not as a singular activity but with a deep commitment to doubling his or her contribution by combining the gift of service with a vision for how the quality of life in our community can be and is affirmatively improved by supporting the arts, education, culture and history that enrich each of us. Learn more about the awards here.